10 Dec 2013
First week of EPA litter campaign off to a great start
EPA Victoria has had a very successful first week post the launch of our summer litter campaign on 1 December. We have seen a 44 per cent increase in registered reporters, a nine per cent increase in litter reports received which has resulted in 287 infringements issued.
1 Dec 2013
Summer crackdown on littering launched
Cigarette butts will be the key focus of EPA Victoria’s Summer litter crackdown, with figures revealing around 25 bushfires in Victoria’s parks and forests are caused every year by discarded butts.
21 Nov 2013
New groundwater quality web tool
EPA Victoria has made existing information about groundwater quality easier to find via an interactive web tool on its website.
8 Nov 2013
EPA targets electroplaters in new compliance strategy
EPA Victoria has geared up its’ commitment to improving Victoria’s water quality by starting a round of targeted inspections of electroplaters across the state between now and Christmas.
31 Oct 2013
Illegal Dumping Strikeforce takes new focus
EPA’s Illegal Dumping Strike Force (IDSF), the team tasked to stamp out illegal waste dumping, will continue the momentum with a clamp down on generators, receivers and transporters of construction and demolition (C&D) waste for 2013-14.
23 Oct 2013
EPA Enforcement action for September
EPA Victoria issued one Official Warning and three Penalty Infringement Notices
(PINs) across Victoria during September, in line with its Compliance and
22 Oct 2013
Draft guideline on applying environment protection principles
EPA is seeking comments by Friday 15 November 2013 on its draft guideline on the application of the environment protection principles to EPA’s approvals process. It is intended to help project proponents understand how EPA expects them to consider the principles when developing proposals and preparing applications for an EPA approval. It is most relevant to works approvals. Comments should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
9 Oct 2013
Variation to the Contaminated Land SEPP
EPA has released a variation to the State Environment Protection Policy (Prevention and Management of Contamination of Land) following the 2013 amendments to the National Environment Protection Measure for the Assessment of Site Contamination. A consolidated document provides a single source of information for those wishing to read the updated policy.
1 Oct 2013
Algal blooms in Port Phillip Bay
This website offers you updates on algal bloom events in Port Phillip Bay by the Department of Environment and Primary Industries.
20 Sep 2013
EPA Annual Report 2012-13
EPA's 2012–13 Annual Report highlights our key achievements against the commitments made in our annual plan as we strive to realise our vision of ‘a healthy environment that supports a liveable and prosperous Victoria'.